Jefferson County is bounded by the Holston River/Cherokee Lake and the French Broad River/Douglas Lake
Quakers settled the areas known as Friends Station and Rocky Valley near present-day New Market.
The county is filled with caves and caverns for exploration. Many have historical significance.
Spanning Jefferson County's boundary with Knox and Sevier Counties today, Strawberry Plains has historical significance, especially during the Civil War.
Occurring in 1904, this was, at the time, the worst rail tragedy in the United States.
When TVA impounded two dams in Jefferson County, several homes, churches, schools, and graveyards had to be moved. Seahorn's Chapel, pictured here, sits right on the water when levels are high.
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